After breakfast, we hit the pool for a couple of hours. once we started to think about lunch, we made our way back to the condo and got ready to head out. While we were getting ready, I had a small handful of wasabi peas to tide me over. I love how crunchy and spicy they are:
For lunch, we went to lunch at Chopsticks, a local chinese/sushi bar/hibachi place right on the water. We ordered sushi, of course, and a bowl of miso along with a ginger dressing salad.
When the sushi came, I thought it was the most beautiful presentation of sushi I had ever seen. There was a duck carved out of some sort of veggie or fruit in the middle of our rolls. We had a volcano roll, a shrimp tempura roll, a smoked salmon roll and a boston roll. The rolls were much larger than we are used to and with with my bottomless pit dear husband, we did not finish it all. My favorite was the shrimp tempura roll though I like the volcano roll quite a bit as well. We finished off our lunch with a fortune cookie.
Lunch led us to the only winery on Smith Mountain lake, Hickory Hill Winery. We first did a tour and then I did a tasting. I tasted a total of nine wines and liked three of them. I ended up buying a bottle of the Smith Mountain Misto, Cabernet Franc and Redbud.
After the winery, we headed to the grocery store for dinner fixens and then back to the condo. Once there, we read for a couple of hours and then started on dinner. I made a salad with lettuce, tomato, baby cukes, orange peppers, shredded roasted chicken, sea salt, oil and vinegar. I served the salad along with a tuscan garlic loaf of bread topped with some smart balance. This meal was just what I needed, my lack of veggies was really catching up with me so it was just what I was craving.
For dessert, we had some peach sorbet that pleasantly surprised me. I had never had sorbet before and it really did the trick on my ice cream craving.
After dinner and dessert, we settled in for some tv and finally went to bed. We had really enjoyed our time and we didn’t want it to end. Can’t wait until next summer!
QOTD: Are you a wine drinker? What is your favorite?